The Columbus People: Perspectives in Italian Immigration to the Americas and Australia

The Columbus People: Perspectives in Italian Immigration to the Americas and Australia

This extraordinary volume contains the proceedings of an international conference held during the 1992 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee. Focusing on the role of the Italian presence in the formation and development of countries in North America, South America, and Australia, this conference aimed to present insights on three topics: the processes of Italian settlement and growth in the three continents; the roles played by Italians in the national histories of various countries; and the similarities and differences in national and regional experiences of the Italian diaspora.The 27 chapters are divided into five parts: Italian Identity and Ethnicity in North America; Italian Immigrants in Latin America; The Italian Diaspora: Similarities and Differences; Italians and Italian Americans: Past Legacy and Future Prospects; and Documenting Italian Immigration.

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Edited by Lydio F. Tomasi, Piero Gastaldo, and Thomas Row

Date of Publication 1994
Pages 543
ISBN 0-934733-72-4
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Also available in print by request to cms@cmsny.org. All sales final.

Price $19.95